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July 27, 2021 Special Dispatch No. 9467

Israeli Tourists Greeted By Traditional Musicians As The First Israeli Plane Lands In Marrakesh, Morocco

July 27, 2021
North Africa | Special Dispatch No. 9467

The first Israeli airplane to land in Marrakesh, Morocco was greeted by a band playing traditional Moroccan music. In a report posted on Hespress on YouTube on July 25, 2021, a woman at the airport said that Moroccans have been waiting a long time for this, and they had hoped for and wanted this relationship. She thanked everyone who "took part in this step (towards) peace." She further said that the King of Morocco strives "to gather all his Moroccan children together." She said: "May Allah bless you. This is your country. Welcome, my brothers and sisters." An Israeli passenger said that this is a good thing that will support tourism between Israel and Morocco.

To view the clip of Israeli tourists arriving in Marrakesh airport click here or below.

Moroccan Woman: "We Would Like To Welcome All The Israelis Who Are Coming To Our Country... This Is Your Country; Welcome, My Brothers And Sisters"

Moroccan woman: "An Israeli airplane landed here in Morocco. We have been waiting for this for a long time. This is what we hoped for. We wanted this relationship. We would like to thank all those who took part in this step [towards] peace, and thank His Royal Highness the King – May Allah protect him – who [strives to] gather all his Moroccan children together. This is an important thing. We, Moroccans, should be together. We would like to welcome all the Israelis who are coming to our country. May Allah bless you. This is your country. Welcome, my brothers and sisters."

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Israeli Tourist: "Now Moroccans [Can] See The Holy Places [In Israel], And Vice Versa; This Is Great"

Israeli tourist: "I came on the first plane on the line between Tel-Aviv and Marrakesh. It is a good thing that will support tourism between Israel and Morocco. Now Moroccans would be able to see the holy places [in Israel], and vice versa. This is great. This is truly great. This is not something new for the Moroccans who are known for their hospitality."

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